Lunar New Year Traditions in Taiwan (a.k.a. Chinese New Year)

Red envelopes. New Year’s Eve dinner. Dumplings. Lion Dancing. Red and gold. Why are these things relevant during the Lunar New Year? What other traditions are there? Lunar New Year is more than money in red envelopes or meeting distant relatives during the annual family get together. Just like how Christian faith has turned Christmas … Continue reading Lunar New Year Traditions in Taiwan (a.k.a. Chinese New Year)

Happy Lunar New Year! Happy Chinese New Year! — What’s the Difference and Why It Matters

Last edited on Feb 16, 2021 by Sarina Chow Every year around February and sometimes late January, the celebration of a new year is pronounced. Not because people are late to the ball drop, but rather because they are celebrating the new year of a different calendar—the lunar calendar. You may hear people refer to … Continue reading Happy Lunar New Year! Happy Chinese New Year! — What’s the Difference and Why It Matters

11 Foods You Must Eat During Lunar New Year

As we all know, food is pivotal in Asia, so no celebration is complete without them. Many foods consumed for Lunar New Year are symbolic of a concept or value. Whether for its homophonics or looks, each food you put in your mouth during this festival most likely means more than just a tasty bite. … Continue reading 11 Foods You Must Eat During Lunar New Year

Day before Lunar New Year is the busiest time of the year

New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest part of Lunar New Year. Despite all the old traditions that are lost, most of the traditions of New Year’s Eve are still around. Check out more traditions here Spring Cleaning This is the THE designated day to clean out the house. Every table top, shelf top, … Continue reading Day before Lunar New Year is the busiest time of the year

Live through the traditions of Lunar New Year in Taiwan

Red envelopes. New Years eve dinner. Dumplings. Red. Lion Dancing. Why do we do these things during Lunar New Year? What other traditions are there?   Lunar New Years is more than just money in red envelopes or meeting distant relatives during an annual dinner. Just like how much of the Christian faith has to … Continue reading Live through the traditions of Lunar New Year in Taiwan

Gather Luck by Walking Lunar New Year Landmarks in Taipei

走春 (zou3 chun) – to go out during Lunar New Year to gather luck Check out more traditions here This year, Taiwanese American Professionals – New York Chapter (TAP-NY) reached out to us for a collaboration to bring Taiwan Lunar New Year traditions to their members. We decided to create a small postcard, which shows … Continue reading Gather Luck by Walking Lunar New Year Landmarks in Taipei

Taiwan 101 for Taiwan Elections + Year of the Rat!

Happy New Year everyone! It has been half a year since we had last sent out a newsletter. I apologize for losing touch, but we do hope to bring this back (new year resolutions that will stick). First, to wrap up 2019, TaiwaneseAmerican.org put together an awesome list of 19 Things That Happened in Taiwan & … Continue reading Taiwan 101 for Taiwan Elections + Year of the Rat!